- advance guard,
- advance man,
- advance notice,
- advance poll,
- advance ratio,
- advanced credit,
- advanced degree,
- advanced gas-cooled reactor,
- advanced higher,
- advanced level
Origin of advanced
verb (used with object), ad·vanced, ad·vanc·ing.
verb (used without object), ad·vanced, ad·vanc·ing.
- attempts at forming an acquaintanceship, reaching an agreement, or the like, made by one party.
- actions or words intended to be sexually inviting.
- a giving beforehand; a furnishing of something before an equivalent is received: An advance on his next month's salary permitted him to pay his debt on time.
- the money or goods thus furnished: He received $100 as an advance against future delivery.
- copy prepared before the event it describes has occurred: The morning papers carried advances on the ceremony, which will take place tonight.
- a press release, wire-service dispatch, or the like, as one containing the text or partial text of a speech, sent to arrive in advance of the event to which it is related.Compare release copy.
- publicity done before the appearance of a noted person, a public event, etc.: She was hired to do advance for the candidate.
- a person hired to do advance publicity for an event: He is regarded as the best advance in the business.
Origin of advance
Examples from the Web for advanced
Advanced maternal age dramatically increases the risk of maternal mortality as well as birth defects like Down Syndrome.
While Kurdish forces have advanced on some fronts in Iraq, the fight here in Syria seems far from over yet.
It was the ultimate guarantor of the humanism he advanced against Nazism.
That means it could take several missile shots to kill an enemy fighter, even for an advanced stealth aircraft like the Raptor.Pentagon Worries That Russia Can Now Outshoot U.S. Stealth Jets|Dave Majumdar|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Surely only an advanced hacker could mastermind such a fiendish act — right?A Female Writer’s New Milestone: Her First Death Threat|Annie Gaus|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The other regiments had not advanced and this one had disappeared.The Yeoman Adventurer|George W. Gough
The noise increased, and advanced nearer, till it seemed at the door, and at last in the chamber.Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore|Charles Hardwick
As compared with the advanced stands of the Scandinavian countries, the few laws of progressive states look painfully inadequate.Taboo and Genetics|Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
Lady Cecilia rose from the bed, advanced towards the mirror, and smoothed her hair.The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4|George W. M. Reynolds
Kind hands come with the morning and carry him to the advanced dressing station.Fields of Victory|Mrs. Humphry Ward
- the supplying of commodities or funds before receipt of an agreed consideration
- the commodities or funds supplied in this manner
- (as modifier)an advance supply
- beforehandpayment in advance
- (foll by of) ahead in time or developmentideas in advance of the time
Word Origin for advance
1530s, "far ahead in the course of actions or ideas," past participle adjective from advance (v.). Of studies, from 1790. Military use is from 1795. In late 19c. used especially in reference to views on women's equality.
c.1300, "boasting, ostentation," from advance (v.). Early 15c. as "advancement in rank, wealth, etc." Advances "amorous overtures" is from 1706.
mid-13c., avauncen, transitive, "improve (something), further the development of," from Old French avancier "move forward" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *abanteare (source of Italian avanzare, Spanish avanzar), from Late Latin abante "from before," composed of ab- "from" (see ab-) + ante "before, in front of, against" (see ante).
The -d- was inserted 16c. on mistaken notion that initial a- was from Latin ad-. From c.1300 as "to promote;" intransitive sense is mid-14c., "move forward." Meaning "to give money before it is legally due" is first attested 1670s. Related: Advanced; advancing. The adjective (in advance warning, etc.) is recorded from 1843.
see in advance; make advances.